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World Health Organization says discussing new COVID-19 vaccine with Russia
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess.
World Health Organization's emergency committee reviews coronavirus outbreak
The World Health Organization grouping, comprising around 20 mem...
Coronavirus: World Health Organization chief scientist sees no herd immunity yet
Herd immunity is usually achieved through vaccination and oc...
World Health Organization official hails 'good news' from early trials
“We now need to move into larger-scale real-world trials,” Dr Michael Ryan told reporters at a news conference in Geneva. “But it is good to see more data and more products moving into this very important phase of vaccine discovery.”
World Health Organization says COVID-19 pandemic is "one big wave", not seasonal
The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned against complacency about new coronavirus transmission in the northern hemisphere summer, saying that this virus did not behave like influenza that tended to follow seasonal trends.
World Health Organization says COVID-19 by far its worst global health emergency
WHO emergencies programme head Mike Ryan said far more important than definitions of second waves, new peaks and localised clusters, was the need for nations around the world to keep up strict health restrictions such as physical distancing.
Biggest single-day surge of 2,59,848 in global Covid cases: World Health Organization
The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, with the total rising by 259,848 in 24 hours. The biggest increases reported on Saturday were from the US, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report.
WHO director-general upbraids Mike Pompeo over 'unacceptable' allegations
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insisted WHO was focusing on "saving lives" as he lashed out Thursday at the comments that British media said Pompeo had made at a closed-door event this week in London. Tedros' response to Pompeo represented some of his most defensive and full-throated statements yet in the wake of the Trump administration's repeated criticism of the UN health agency.
New Zealand announces return of coronavirus after 102 days, issues lockdown
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said four cases had been detected in a single family in Auckland from an unknown source.
WHO chief decries 'vast global gap' in funds needed to fight coronavirus pandemic
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
Coronavirus pandemic: Aboard the Diamond Princess, a case study in aerosol transmission
Ever since, scientists have tried to pin down exactly how the coronavirus spread throughout the ship. And for good reason: The Diamond Princess’ outbreak remains perhaps the most valuable case study available of coronavirus transmission — an experiment-in-a-bottle, rich in data, as well as a dark warning for what was to come in much of the world.
Impact of coronavirus will be felt for decades to come: WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
The United States, Brazil, Mexico and Britain have been particularly hard hit in recent weeks by the disease COVID-19, as their governments have struggled to come up with an effective response. Economies have been hit by lockdown restrictions introduced to restrict its spread, while many regions are fearful of a second wave.
From a global pariah to a model: How Italy turned around its coronavirus calamity
Today, despite a tiny uptick in cases this week, Italians are cautiously optimistic that they have the virus in check — even as Italy’s leading health experts warn that complacency remains the jet fuel of the pandemic. They are aware that the picture can change at any moment.
There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19, WHO warns
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO emergencies head Mike Ryan exhorted all nations to rigorously enforce health measures such as mask-wearing, social distancing, hand-washing and testing.
WHO urges southeast Asia region members to bolster essential health services hit by COVID-19
A rapid assessment of 25 essential services carried out by WHO in May showed significant disruptions to essential health services around the globe, including the world health body's South-East Asia Region.